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The Alliance Announces 2023 Advancement Learning Series Topics


The Alliance is pleased to announce topics for the 2023 Advancement Learning Series (webinars) developed for the donation and transplantation community of practice.

The Advancement Learning Series, The Alliance’s well-recognized professional learning program, is a series of virtual hour-long classes presented several times per month. The “All-Teach, All-Learn” philosophy comes to life as experts discuss cutting-edge topics ranging from innovations in the field to emerging effective practices for broader implementation. 

“The Advancement Learning Series is an engaging forum that cascades the knowledge of leading experts in the field. Again, our ultimate goal is to offer opportunities for community collaboration that equip healthcare professionals with the necessary tools to advance donation and transplantation practices and improve patient survival,” says Deanna Fenton, Program Manager at The Alliance. “With the ongoing support of the entire community of practice, we’re able to accomplish just that.”

Critical areas and topics to explore through The Alliance learning programs are curated from the feedback received from the community-wide “You Share, We Listen” 2022 survey as well as input from The Alliance Board of Directors, National Councils, and Faculty Workgroups, which are comprised of leaders within the field. The expert faculty workgroups overseeing the development of the Advancement Learning Series then collaborate to further develop each by assessing the priority area(s) of focus and identifying leading national experts to share critical insights on those areas. The Advancement Learning Serious spotlights four multidisciplinary content areas: Donation, Transplant, Innovation and Specialty-Focus.

2023 Advancement Series Webinar Topics 

Donation-Focus Programs

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 2pm ET – Designated Requestors: Determining the Right Approach, Right Time, Right Language
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 2pm ET – Staff Engagement & Retention
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 2pm ET – Telepathology & Kidney Biopsies
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 2pm ET – Donor Care Units: Exploring the Different Models
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 2pm ET – Navigating DCD Cases: Fostering Collaborative Partnerships with Palliative Care
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 2pm ET – Navigating DCD Cases: Tackling Missed and Late Referrals
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 2pm ET – Non-Useable Kidneys
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2023, at 2pm ET – Recognizing Missed Opportunities
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 2pm ET – Facilitating Effective Education to Engage Hospital Partners
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 2pm ET – Navigating DCD Cases: First Person Authorization Opposition

Transplantation-Focus Programs

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3pm ET – Navigating Staffing Challenges
  • Thursday, February 28, 2023, at 3pm ET – Standardizing Transplant Metrics 
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 3pm ET – Increasing Transparency 
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 3pm ET – Managing Teen ‘Pediatric’ Patients as an Adult Candidate
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 3pm ET – Xenotransplantation
  • Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 3pm ET – Transplant Candidate Referrals
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 3pm ET – Transplant Readiness
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 3pm ET – Organ Transportation & Tracking
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 3pm ET – Improving the Patient Experience & Patient Education
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 3pm ET – Infectious Diseases & Evusheld

Each webinar garners 1 CEPTC and/or 1 nursing contact hour, upon completion of a brief post-webinar evaluation. Select webinars also offer CME and/or dietitian credits. For more information about The Alliance Continuing Education credits, please click here

On-Demand 2022 Advancement Series Programs Available for CEs

All 2022 Advancement Series program webinars were recorded and are currently available on the Alliance website to view on demand. Participants can earn CEs for up to one year after the live presentation.  Click here to view the on demand presentations, which are listed below (several still planned live in December 2022). 

Donation-Focus Programs

Transplantation-Focus Programs

Innovation-Focus Programs

Specialty Programs

Brain-Death-Focus Programs

The best way to take full advantage of the Advancement Learning Series is with a 2023 Professional Partnership. For a single annual assessment, partner organizations receive access to all live webinar programs, with additional tiered benefits and discounts designed to accommodate the needs of your team. Click here to learn more about Professional Partnership Benefits and discounts.

In October 2022, The Alliance launched a new Community Portal, which includes access to the learning management system. Once an account is set up, registration is easy and tracked in the user’s dashboard.  No promotion codes are required to register for partner organizations. 

To learn more about The Alliance Advancement Learning Series Program, visit

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